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MINNEAPOLIS CAR ACCIDENT LAWYERS: THE EFFICACY OF AIRBAGS HOW DO AIRBAGS WORK? Airbags are inflatable cushions built into a vehicle that protect occupants from hitting the vehicle interior or objects outside the vehicle (for example, other vehicles or trees) during a collision. The instant a crash begins, sensors start to measure impact severity. If the...Read More
CAR ACCIDENTS CAUSE WHIPLASH INJURIES TO THE BRAIN AND SPINE The statistics regarding car crashes are sobering: There are 6 million car crashes each year in the U.S. An average of 32,850 people die each year from car crashes. Seatbelts cut the risk of death or serious injury by 50%. Seatbelts reduce the risk of...Read More
COMMERICAL TRUCK’S BLACK BOX RECORDERS PROVIDE VALUABLE EVIDENCE Most commercial trucks are equipped with “Electronic Control Modules” (ECM’s) or “Event Data Recorders” (EDR’s) that record and preserve evidence that can be extremely valuable as key evidence in litigation involving a trucking collision. Preservation of electronic data from these devices is the most reliable and...Read More
MINNEAPOLIS WORKERS COMPENSATON LAWYERS: 5-STAR RATED. RESPECTED, EXPERIENCED, SUCCESSFUL. MINNEAPOLIS WORKERS COMPENSATION LAWYERS – TOP LAWYER DEAN SALITA The Minneapolis Workers Compensation Lawyers at the Schmidt Salita Law Team features attorney Dean Salita, one of the most highly recommended and qualified workers’ compensation lawyers in the entire State of Minnesota. Dean Salita currently serves as Chair...Read More
NO-FAULT ARBITRATIONS IN CAR ACCIDENTS Pursuant to Minnesota law, car accident disputes between an injured person and an insurance company should be resolved by mandatory arbitration if the case seeks less than $10,000 in damages on the date the lawsuit is filed. If the case seeks less than $10,000 in damages at the time of...Read More
APPLE VALLEY WRONGFUL DEATH LAWYERS – $750,000 SETTLEMENT IN WRONGFUL DEATH CASE Hennepin County Judge Bridget Sullivan has approved of a wrongful death settlement for a 73-year old North Dakota woman who was involved in an intersection car accident in Apple Valley. The car crash occurred when the deceased was riding as a passenger in...Read More
WORKERS COMPENSATION COVID CASES – SALITA FEATURED IN THE STAR TRIBUNE Senior partner Dean Salita, head of the Schmidt Salita Workers’ Compensation department, was recently featured in an article in the Minneapolis Star Tribune Newspaper. The article reports on the largest ever fine to a Minnesota employer regarding workplace safety violations targeted at Covid-19. Sholom...Read More
MINNEAPOLIS ACCIDENT & INJURY LAWYERS – SAFETY RECOMMENDATIONS Car accidents are a leading cause of personal injury. People in Minnesota spend a significant part of their lives in cars, trucks, buses, vans and on motorcycles. Collisions can cause serious and permanent injury and disability. Most, if not all, car accidents are totally preventable. The...Read More
CONCUSSION FACTS – CAR ACCIDENTS. 1. CAR ACCIDENTS ARE A MAJOR CAUSE OF CONCUSSION INJURIES. Several recent studies have recognized car accidents as a major cause of concussion injuries. A high percentage of car crash collisions involve a rear end collision between two vehicles which cause the head to sustain forces sufficient to cause whiplash injury...Read More